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Caesar’s Funeral (44 B.C.E.)

Caesar’s Funeral (44 B.C.E.)

When a cabal of Roman Senators assassinated Julius Caesar on March 15th, 44 B.C.E., they were making a bet. They were betting that Caesar’s extraordinary tyrannical powers would die with him. They were betting that the Roman Republic was more resilient than any one man. Only time would tell if they were right. No spoilers. …

Is Mulan historical?

Is Mulan historical?

Prominent historical and mythical figures often serve as a potent symbol for whole nations. For the people of the British Isles, for example, tales such as those of King Arthur and the Round Table are almost universally known as a part of that nation’s soul. Many of these stories become so widespread and retold that …

Kulikovo 1380 – Rus-Mongol Wars DOCUMENTARY

Kulikovo 1380 – Rus-Mongol Wars DOCUMENTARY

The Mongols’ rule over Eastern Europe was harsh, but no other nation has internalized it to the level the Russians have done, as the ostensible Mongol-Tatar Yoke entered the collective memory of the Russian people. Although modern historians present a more nuanced view of the Golden Horde’s dominance, the struggle against the Khans was very …

Battle of Munda, 45 BC ⚔️ Caesar’s Civil War

Battle of Munda, 45 BC ⚔️ Caesar’s Civil War

It’s early in the year 46 BC. After the decisive defeat at Thapsus all seemed lost for the “Optimates” Most of their prominent members were either dead or fleeing. A large portion of their armies was either destroyed or captured, while any remaining troops scattered. But despite all of these disastrous set-backs, the old political …

Top 10 Most Evil Kings in History

Top 10 Most Evil Kings in History

Many people desire to be remembered by history, but these rulers are remembered for the wrong reasons. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Evil Kings in History. For this list, the individuals do not necessarily have to have held the title of “King” as we’re including anything …

Caligula the Insane – Most Evil Man?

Caligula the Insane – Most Evil Man?

When we think of the most evil men in history, our minds might immediately flicker to figures like Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin, just to name a couple. But what about figures farther back in time? In a past video, we discussed why Emperor Nero was the most evil man in human history. But, as …